The Pew Charitable Trusts and Green Ways 2Go will on August 6, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL provide testimony in support of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration new rule, aimed at improving energy use of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. This subject is in line with our company objectives and Green Ways 2Go will support this through a testimony given by Tim Milburn, Partner in Green Ways 2Go. Tim will express our concern about oil price volatility, fuel use, carbon pollution, and that we are pleased these standards will drive innovation, create jobs, and benefit national security for our country. Green ways 2Go provides solutions for Fleet owners to reduce their fuel costs and minimize and ultimately eliminate particulates and other greenhouse gas emissions. While medium- and heavy-duty trucks make up only 7 percent of all vehicles on the road, they consume nearly 25 percent of the fuel used by all vehicles. If finalized as proposed, the standards would cut oil use by over a million barrels every two days. By not burning that oil, the United States would, over the lifetime of trucks affected by the rule, avoid 1 billion metric tons of carbon pollution. That’s roughly equivalent to the emissions created by powering all U.S. households for a year. Also, the national security community has long recognized the effects of climate change as “threat multipliers,” and the military has been a leader in advancing energy efficiency and clean sources of energy. The proposed rule would reduce toxic air pollution from idling trucks and refineries that produce fuel, resulting in $37 billion in health and welfare benefits, including reductions in mortality and hospitalizations. A Consumer Federation of America poll released in May 2015 found that a large majority of Americans favor requiring manufacturers to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks (71 percent) while less than one quarter oppose such a requirement (24 percent).
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